Islandistas of Instagram – the #NYFW edition

New York Fashion Week is in full spring with the runways full of the cuts and colours we’ll be wearing next year during the warmer months (or here in the Caribbean all year round).

As per usual, you can’t escape the influence of islandistas‎ – after all, style and the Caribbean are practically synonymous!

Some of our favourite islandistas have been documenting the fashion week fabulousness on Instagram, giving us all a behind the scenes look at the fun and yes, the work that goes into Fashion Week’s shows and parties.

Check out what they’ve been up to in our round up of the islandistas of IG.

Rihanna's bestie Melissa Forde (@mdollas11) captured her showing some love for her long-time designer Adam Selman at his show - wearing a straight-off-the-runway SS15 Adam Selman dress of course!

Rihanna’s bestie Melissa Forde (@mdollas11) captured her showing some love for her long-time designer Adam Selman at his show – wearing a straight-off-the-runway SS15 Adam Selman dress of course!

June Ambrose mixed plaids and florals for her Friday look at NYFW, predicting that the mixed prints will be  big for spring.

June Ambrose mixed plaids and florals for her Friday look at NYFW, predicting that the mixed prints will be big for spring.

Islandista supermodel Joan Smalls sharing a warm moment with designer Prabal Gurung.

Islandista supermodel Joan Smalls sharing a warm moment with designer Prabal Gurung.

Brit-Jamaican model Leomie Anderson showed some backstage silliness at one of the 3 shows she walked in on Friday.

Brit-Jamaican model Leomie Anderson showed some backstage silliness at one of the 3 shows she walked in on Friday.

Superstar makeup artist, the Jamaican-Brit Pat McGrath shared one of the looks she did for the Coach show.

Superstar makeup artist, the Jamaican-Brit Pat McGrath shared one of the looks she did for the Coach show.

Jamaican designer Carly Cushnie and her design partner Michelle Ochs prepping for their #NYFW show.

Jamaican designer Carly Cushnie and her design partner Michelle Ochs prepping for their #NYFW show.

Antigua-born stylist June Ambrose and her 'mini-muse' daughter Summer were front row at the Jill Stuart show this morning at the start of a long day of shows.

Antigua-born stylist June Ambrose and her ‘mini-muse’ daughter Summer were front row at the Jill Stuart show this morning at the start of a long day of shows.

Martiniquan model Melodie Monrose (right) in a playful pose-off with Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro at the Nars Cosmetics' 20th anniversary party.

Martiniquan model Melodie Monrose (right) in a playful pose-off with Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro at the Nars Cosmetics’ 20th anniversary party.

The ultimate islandista supermodel Naomi Campbell  embraced 'Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox figuratively and literally at the Fashion Media Awards last night.

The ultimate islandista supermodel Naomi Campbell embraced ‘Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox figuratively and literally at the Fashion Media Awards last night.

Fashion mag legend Carine Roitfield threw a high-wattage party to celebrate her ‘Icons’ editorial which appears in the September issue of all Harper’s Bazaar issues and lots of islandistas were in attendance.

Trini rapper Nicki Minaj looked fabulous in Marc Jacobs at the Harper's Bazaar NYFW party.

Trini rapper Nicki Minaj looked fabulous in Marc Jacobs at the Harper’s Bazaar NYFW party.

Trini-American DJ, designer and downtown's sweetheart Vashtie Kola showed her Chloe look at Harper's Bazaar's fashion week party.

Trini-American DJ, designer and downtown’s sweetheart Vashtie Kola showed her Chloe look at Harper’s Bazaar’s fashion week party.

Melodie Monrose is one busy lady during Fashion Week. The Martiniquan stunner was also at the Harper's Bazaar party.

Melodie Monrose is one busy lady during Fashion Week. The Martiniquan stunner was also at the Harper’s Bazaar party.

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